Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

brownies, red wine brownies, red wine rose water brownies

Red Wine & Rose Water Brownies

There are two types of people on this earth. Ones who like their brownies chewy and ones who like them cakey. You just chose a side, didn’t you? It all comes down to texture preference. I was raised on thick blocks of light, neatly cut, cakey brownies. My husband was raised on thin slices of dense, messy, chewy slabs. It is a major point of contention in my house. When I make the fluffy version, my normally adoring partner looks down his nose at them, adamantly refusing to call them brownies. ‘This is absolutely delicious cake, love. Can you put …

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Holiday Spice Cake

When you’re getting hitched in the winter of Utah, you know it’s going to be cold.  So that’s why Elli and Conrad went with the flow and brilliantly married in winter wonderland style.  Playing up the inevitable snow and chilly temperatures, they fashioned their day with snowflakes and ornaments.  And with an awe-inspiring dessert table to match, you might find yourself pining after your own cold-weathered nuptials.  So cozy up to your sweetie and enjoy this sweetly chilly affair… and while you’re at it, bake up our Holiday Spice Cake recipe to match. HOLIDAY SPICE CAKE INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of …

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Winter White Chocolate Macarons

Oh the weather outside is frightful… so let’s embrace it!  If you’re looking for some cold-weather party inspiration then you’ve come to the right spot.  Onida Cruz of Petite Seats worked collaboratively with a team of vendors to produce today’s Winter Wonderland, petite-sized styled shoot.  And my, oh, my is it a gorgeous one!  Complete with angel wings, a grand table setting, and a dessert table to rival even the sweetest dreams, this is one children’s party your little munchkin wouldn’t want to miss.  Inspired by the heavenly desserts, we’ve added our own Winter White Chocolate Macarons recipe to the mix. …

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Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tis the season for milk and cookies!  So why not spice up this favorite midnight snack with a little bourbon?!  Inspired by today’s gorgeous wedding, we’ve invented a devilishly yummy Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.  So bake up a batch and revel in the chilly glory of Kerry and Chris’s beautiful Maine winter nuptials. BOURBON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon of bourbon 8 ounces dark chocolate chips 2 1⁄2 cups of flour 1 cup of butter (softened) 2 cups of granulated sugar 2 eggs 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to …

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Blackout Cake with Vanilla Custard

THROWBACK REPOST FROM 2015: A long time ago, in a (suburb) far away… a pre-pubescent little girl dreamed of fighting evil alongside her obvious soulmate, Luke Skywalker.  They would conquer Darth Vader with their incomparable light saber skills and be home in time for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Yes, I was (and still am) a Star Wars fanatic.  So, you can imagine my uncontainable delight with the release of the newest installment of the franchise today.  It’s the stuff that galactic dreams are made of!  To celebrate this historic occasion, I have a special treat for my fellow Star …

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Peppermint Marshmallows

December largely ruled by one all-encompassing drink… hot cocoa!  And the perfect accessory to this cold weather drink is marshmallows.  Inspired by today’s Nutcracker Christmas winter wedding, we’ve devised a peppermint marshmallows recipe that’s sure to get your toes a-twinkling.  Try your hand at this scrumptious treat and follow along as photographer Julie Neill walks us through the details of this stunning affair: Our Nutcracker inspired photo shoot stems from the modern Bride’s desire to evoke a sense of whimsy, warmth, and vivid imagery from a favorite childhood story into her wedding day! Being a winter Bride can be a challenge …

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Baked Maple Apple Donuts

Today’s gorgeous wedding proves that love truly conquers all.  Megan and Jason were high school sweethearts that lost each other and ended up marrying other people.  Years later each found themselves single again and thinking of one another.  They reconnected only to find that their love had endured all those years.  Marrying in beautifully rustic style in the wilderness of Michigan, this is their lovely wedding.  So revel in the gorgeousness of their romantic day and grab our inspired baked maple apple donuts recipe for yourself… you’ll want a batch to munch on while you reminisce about your high school sweetie! …